The Church of God in New York, with international headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, traces its roots to 1886 in a meeting house located at Barney Creek in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. The mission of the Church of God is to perpetuate the full gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19,20), in the Spirit and power of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4, 6, 13-18), through specific attention to and emphasis upon the centrality of God’s Word, world evangelization, ministerial development, Christian discipleship, lay ministry, biblical stewardship, church growth, church planting, family enrichment, and servant leadership.
Important COVID-19 Update
Hello New York,
We wanted to share an announcement for our upcoming events in March and April. We will be cancelling all events in March and April in accordance with our State government and the CDC in response to our current crisis. This means the following events are cancelled:
4/4 - Men's Resurrection Breakfast - CANCELLED
4/16-4/17 - Annual Youth Convention - CANCELLED
4/18 - Junior Talent - CANCELLED
We also want to take this time to stress that it is important that we follow the guidelines set by the State and CDC in order to help block the spread of COVID-19. For churches who do not have an online presence, we urge you to find a media avenue to connect with your churches on Sundays and for any other activities. Media such as Facebook Live and Zoom are popular platforms that many churches are utilizing. If you do not have any media platforms and need assistance setting one up, please contact the state office.
We are also asking those who can to join us in prayer and fasting for our country and the world to do so from the safety of your homes on Monday, March 23rd from 6 am to 6 pm.
Updates for further events will follow. The Lord will bring us through this, he is our refuge and present help in the time of trouble! We ask that you continue to pray with us going forward not only for our churches, but also for the leadership of this country and state, those who are affected by the virus and against the virus itself. Thank you and please be safe!
Blessings and Love,
NYCOG State Bishop Steve Smith
NYCOG Executive Office